In what promised to be a very difficult road game against the powerhouse Jacksonville Jaguars, the New York Jets were overwhelmed by the Jaguars by the score of 31-12. The game was pretty much what you might have expected when perhaps the best defense in the game matches up with a rookie quarterback playing behind a bad offensive line: an abomination.
Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold had his work cut out for him, and unfortunately he was unable to overcome the difficult situation he was placed in. The offensive line couldn’t protect Darnold, the running game never got going, and a conservative game plan helped ensure the Jets never got anything going on offense
The offense wasn’t the only problem. The Jets defense made Blake Bortles look like a star and was rarely able to get stops when they needed them. The secondary was eaten alive by an average set of Jaguars receivers and the Jaguars pretty much did whatever they wanted on offense, eating up the clock and scoring on the first four drives of the game. Even with the Jaguars missing two starters on the offensive line as well as missing Leonard Fournette in the second half, the Jets defense was still thoroughly outplayed.
This was truly a team defeat, with the Jets offense, defense and coaching all being thoroughly bested by their Jacksonville counterparts. The Jets have now been outscored 49-15 over the last six quarters. The defense has been destroyed by a rookie in his first NFL action and a career mediocrity in swift succession. The offense has scored 12, 17 and 12 points in the last three games. These are dark times for the New York Jets football team.
With the loss the Jets record goes to 1-3, with a formidable schedule of mostly top opponents awaiting them in the immediate future. This could get very ugly.
John will be around for a full recap of today’s game a bit later this evening. In the meantime leave your comments on the game below.